Reflux management in the community

25 January 2023

Pharmacists have an important role in supporting the management of minor ailments in the community and promoting informed and responsible self-care. Gastroesophageal reflux is a common reason for consultations to community pharmacists, and symptoms associated with reflux can often be managed through non-prescription medicines. Pharmacists can assess and provide advice on both the pharmacological and non-pharmacological options that patients might follow, check for possible interactions with medication that patients might be taking, and provide education for improved self-care.

Attendees will learn about:

1. The resources FIP developed on reflux management
2. Understand the main therapeutic options to support relief of reflux-like symptoms
3. Explore pharmacists’ perspectives of reflux management

- Luís Lourenço, FIP Professional Secretary FIP, Portugal

- Rúben Viegas, Practice Development and Transformation, Projects Coordinator FIP, The Netherlands
- Kai Zhen Yap, Lecturer, National University of Singapore, Department of Pharmacy, Singapore
- Ana Zovko, Member of the ExCo of CPS of the FIP, Owner and director , Pharmacy institution Afarm, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Pali Hungin, Emeritus professor, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
- Peter Kahrilas, Professor of medicine,, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, USA